Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, it was a “Pop Tart” breakfast pastry.
Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped the strawberry, pre-baked toaster pastry into something resembling a gun.
Welch, an arty kid who has reportedly been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said his goal was to turn it into a mountain.
“It was already a rectangle. I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top of it and kind of looked like a gun,” he said.
The boy’s teacher was not happy with his creation.
School employees sent home a letter saying, in part: “One of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures.”